Blog entries posted during 2015

A Play in Pictures, Part I

by: Molly FitzMaurice at 03/25/2015 01:00 PM

The Play that Wouldn’t Fit in a Packet Molly FitzMaurice is the Literary Apprentice at the Huntington Theatre Company.  In this 3-part series she documents her experience as a dramaturg working on George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum  - now playin...

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A Play in Pictures, Part II

by: Molly FitzMaurice at 03/27/2015 01:00 PM

How to Make a Chandelier out of Plastic Spoons & Other Things I Learned on Pinterest Here’s the “how,” for the “why,” take a look back at Part I . Enter Pinterest. Til now, I’d dismissed the image collection and sharing social media site. Wasn’t i...

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A Play in Pictures, Part III

by: Molly FitzMaurice at 03/31/2015 01:29 PM

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, are 1200 pictures worth 1,200,000? For best results, start with Part I and Part II , rinse and repeat. For the real-world wall, the 1200 images I pinned were culled down to maybe 120. Posting ten or so images...

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Let's talk about The Colored Museum

by: Vanessa Martinez at 03/23/2015 04:09 PM

Sunday, March 22, we had our Humanities Forum and Globe Insiders event which included a post-show talk back with Boston Globe Columnist, Adrian Walker and professor of African and African-American studies and English at Harvard University, Glenda ...

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COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA... And bring these eight other absentee title characters with you!

by: Molly FitzMaurice at 04/27/2015 12:20 PM

When lively young Marie rents a room from Doc and Lola Delaney, she sets their middle-aged malaise into stark relief. Much as she longs for lost years and missed opportunities, Lola most desperately hopes for the return of their runaway dog,...

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by: at 05/28/2015 10:15 AM

As after all the terrible things I do  is set in a bookstore, we asked around the production for some book recommendations. First, we spoke with A. Rey Pamatmat, the show's playwright.   "Fiction-wise, I've been on a huge David Mitchell kick. I ju...

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Kirsten Greenidge on Not Waiting on the World to Change

by: Kirsten Greenidge at 06/09/2015 12:27 PM

"I'm always excited to work with the Huntington' s education department, and after this many years I'm particularly happy to jump at the chance to work with Donna. But, this year was different from working on STAGES  or Young Voices because I feel...

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The Huntington in the 45th Annual Pride Parade

by: Sabrina Katz at 06/15/2015 02:42 PM

The Huntington and Company One Theatre celebrated the plays of A. Rey Pamatmat at the Boston Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday, June 13. Marketing intern Sabrina Katz recaps her first Pride experience and what it was like to be a part of the...

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2015 Summer Workshops

by: Stephanie LeBolt at 07/24/2015 10:52 AM

A note from Stephanie LeBolt, Assistant to the Artistic Director and  Associate Producer for the Huntington Playwriting Fellows Summer Workshops   During the month of July, a group of phenomenally talented local and national artists descend on the...

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Send in the Clowns

by: Sabrina Katz at 08/29/2015 11:00 AM

Stephen Sondheim’s classic song, “Send in the Clowns,” is his most famous for good reason – the slow melody reflects its somber message about lost love. Desiree Armfedlt, a successful actress, sings the ballad in Act II after being rejected by her...

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10 Reasons Every College Student Should See a Huntington Show this Season

by: Sabrina Katz at 09/04/2015 02:00 PM

In a vibrant, culture-filled city like Boston, residents don’t have to look far to find great performances. But for college students who spend their weekends in dingy dorm rooms, it’s time for something more memorable. Here are 10 reasons why you...

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Huntington Theatre Company Book Club Part. 1

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 09/11/2015 12:58 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company has a highly literary season this year, which is wonderful news for us book nerds! Below you’ll find book pairings to go with the first four productions of the Huntington’s 2015-2016 season. If you read any of these...

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Know Your Countess

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 09/18/2015 12:30 PM

Lauren Molina returns to the Huntington stage as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, the hilariously unhappy wife to the unfaithful and brutish Count in Sondheim's A Little Night Music. We had a chance to ask her about her about her first experiences with...

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Dear Sondheim, We Love You

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 09/24/2015 04:09 PM

When it comes to musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim is a national treasure. Sondheim has 19 major works and numerous collaborations under his belt, including West Side Story , Sweeney Todd , and Into the Woods . A Little Night Music falls squarely ...

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Smiles of a Little Night Music

by: Phaedra Scott at 10/02/2015 02:42 PM

Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist for A Little Night Music based his musical on the 1959 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. The movie is a comic tale of swapping partners during a midsummer night — the shortest night of the year....

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Choice - Make a Day of It!

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/09/2015 10:30 AM

The South End is both beautiful and historic, and a trip to the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA is the perfect excuse to explore it some more. Choice , the second show in the Huntington’s season, is located right in the hub of the neighborhood and ...

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Meet Winnie Holzman

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/16/2015 01:26 PM

In an article for Time magazine, reporter Ashley Ross states, “If it weren’t for Winnie Holzman, pop culture might be a very different place.” As the writer of the cult-classic 90s show, “My So-Called Life,” in addition to a few other television...

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The Huntington Remembers Gerald J. Gross

by: Huntington Staff at 10/21/2015 08:30 AM

Managing Director Michael Maso shared the news with Huntington board members and staff that one of the Huntington’s founders, Gerald Gross, passed away at the age of 94:  It is with a deep sense of both sadness and appreciation that I must report ...

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Introducing Nicholas Martin Hall

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/22/2015 02:15 PM

Nicholas Martin made a name for himself in the New England and New York theatre communities as an award-winning director. He served as Huntington’s Artistic Director from 2000 to 2008, and directed a total of 20 shows for the Huntington. After he...

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The ghosts of the HAUNTington Theatre Company

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/28/2015 04:00 PM

Originally built in 1925, the Huntington Avenue Theatre is filled with lovely velvet seats and curtains, gorgeous architectural details, and…. ghosts? That's right, even FOX news ranks the Huntington Avenue Theatre as the 3 rd most haunted theatre...

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A Confederacy of Dunces - Make a Day of It!

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/06/2015 12:00 PM

The anticipation for A Confederacy of Dunces is truly building now that it’s only one week away! But that doesn’t mean every other part of the Huntington experience isn’t important – in fact, it’s so easy to enhance your day by taking a few extra...

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Meet Winnie Holzman

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/16/2015 01:26 PM

In an article for Time magazine, reporter Ashley Ross states, “If it weren’t for Winnie Holzman, pop culture might be a very different place.” As the writer of the cult-classic 90s show, “My So-Called Life,” in addition to a few other television...

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Who is Ignatius?

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/13/2015 12:00 PM

In his role as Ignatius J. Reilly, Nick Offerman has very large shoes to fill…and pants, and shirts, and sweaters. Mr. Reilly, a fat 30-year old who still lives with his mother in New Orleans, believes his best interests lie not in finding a job,...

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ICYMI: DUNCES Humanities Forum

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/20/2015 12:00 PM

Along with a great beard and thick rimmed glasses, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces , for the stage. Mr. Hatcher understands the small details of the book, including the...

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The Novel Inspiration: John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces

by: Phaedra Scott at 11/25/2015 12:00 PM

“A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head,” begins John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces . The iconic image of Ignatius J. Reilly has a devoted following of readers and fans all over...

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The Character of New Orleans

by: Phaedra Scott at 12/04/2015 12:00 PM

“There is a New Orleans city accent…associated with downtown New Orleans, particularly with the German and Irish Third Ward, that is hard to distinguish from the accent of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Astoria, Long Island, where the Al Smith...

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American Music(als)

by: Phaedra Scott at 12/11/2015 12:00 PM

What is a song that reminds you of the holidays? What about the theme to your favorite television show? Music is a part of our everyday lives and has the power to evoke memories, inspire generations, and lift our spirits. Two productions in the...

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